19th Annual

LUNAFEST FILM FESTIVAL

January 01, 2020 to August 31, 2020

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1451 66th St.
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

USA applicants: By, For and About Women
-Submitted films must be directed by a woman* or women to be considered.
-The lead character(s) in the film should be a woman/female or women.
-Only films under 18 minutes in duration will be considered.
-Short films in any form (documentary, fiction, animation, etc) are accepted.
-Foreign language films must be in the original language with English subtitles.
-Short films relating to the theme SOMEDAY IS NOW will be the most competitive.

Judging criteria also include the filmmaking quality, a unique and compelling point of view, and relevance and timeliness of the content/subject matter. The film’s integrity, authenticity and the dialogue generated among its viewers will also be rated.

*LUNAFEST and Chicken & Egg Pictures support self-identifying women (cis or trans) and gender nonconforming individuals.

Please visit LUNAFEST.org for further information.
International applicants: By, For and About Women
In order to qualify for this category the film MUST have been produced outside of USA.


-Submitted films must be directed by a woman* or women to be considered.
-The lead character(s) in the film should be a woman/female or women.
-Only films under 18 minutes in duration will be considered.
-Short films in any form (documentary, fiction, animation, etc) are accepted.
-Foreign language films must be in the original language with English subtitles.
-Short films relating to the theme SOMEDAY IS NOW will be the most competitive.

Judging criteria also include the filmmaking quality, a unique and compelling point of view, and relevance and timeliness of the content/subject matter. The film’s integrity, authenticity and the dialogue generated among its viewers will also be rated.

*LUNAFEST and Chicken & Egg Pictures support self-identifying women (cis or trans) and gender nonconforming individuals.

Please visit LUNAFEST.org for further information. Additional proof of film production location may be needed.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

CALLING ALL WOMEN DIRECTORS to the 19th Annual LUNAFEST film festival celebrating short films by, for and about women.

The 2020 LUNAFEST program will explore stories from a variety of perspectives under the theme of Someday is Now, championing the timely, yet eternal relevance of women’s aspirations, accomplishments, resilience and power.

We are seeking films about women who want, need, grow, change, innovate, nurture, reach, commit and rise…

Films about goals, challenges, passions, persistence and gusto…

Films about big dreams, incredible odds, critical decisions, consequential actions, difficult journeys, unbelievable obstacles, and huge triumphs.

Films about strength, smarts, spirit, and joy.



ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

In addition to providing national exposure for emerging women filmmakers, LUNAFEST also acts as a fundraiser by donating 100% of the net proceeds from the festival to local women’s organizations that host the festival in their communities.

Format for entries are online submissions. Films accepted include shorts, documentaries, fiction, narrative and animation. Films should less than 18 minutes. Cash prizes. For more information, email lunafest@clifbar.com or visit the LUNAFEST website www.lunafest.org.

ORGANIZERS

Sallie Miller; Suzy Starke German (Program Manager)

GENERAL RULES

-Submitted films must be directed by a woman* or women to be considered.
-The lead character(s) in the film should be a woman/female or women.
-Only films under 18 minutes in duration will be considered.
-Short films in any form (documentary, fiction, animation, etc) are accepted.
-Foreign language films must be in the original language with English subtitles.
-Short films relating to the theme SOMEDAY IS NOW will be the most competitive.

Judging criteria also include the filmmaking quality, a unique and compelling point of view, and relevance and timeliness of the content/subject matter. The film’s integrity, authenticity and the dialogue generated among its viewers will also be rated.

*LUNAFEST and Chicken & Egg Pictures support self-identifying women (cis or trans) and gender nonconforming individuals.

Please visit LUNAFEST.org for further information.

FILM FORMAT AND SHIPPING

- Films accepted can be shorts, documentaries, animation, fiction or narratives.
- FILMS MUST BE LESS THAN 18 MINUTES.
- Each entry must be submitted In DVD format OR secure online viewing through Without A Box.
- Label each film with your name, address, telephone number, film title, and categories in which you are applying.
- Foreign language film soundtracks must be in the original language with English subtitles.


SUBMISSION ENTRY FEES

- Please see listing for other entry fee amounts. Make all money order or checks payable to Chicken & Egg Pictures. International entries are free.
- If you would like confirmation of the receipt of your submission, please include a SASE.
- If submitting for the Student Entry Fee amount, please include a copy of your current Student I.D. with your submission.


WINNING FILMS

- Winning filmmakers will be notified by September 30, 2019.
- A minimum of $2500 will be awarded to each winning filmmaker.
- Winning films will be shown on DVD format and will not be returned.
- The films will be shown at up to 200 venues across the United States and Canada from January 2020 through October 2020.

Questions? E-mail: lunafest@clifbar.com

Please visit LUNAFEST.org for further information.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

ELIGIBILITY AND LICENSE

Each film entrant agrees that by submitting an entry to LUNAFEST, Clif Bar & Co... and the Chicken & Egg Pictures are granted, without compensation to the entrant and without any further approval or review, a non-exclusive, royalty free license to (1) show the entry at LUNAFEST events, and (2) use the name, picture, likeness and information about the entrant and the entry and its actors for advertising and publicity purposes in connection with LUNAFEST events, whether utilized in print or electronic media, television, video, film, radio, internet or other media.